May is National Barbecue Month, which means it’s time to bust out that grill and start roasting some delicious barbecue, from grilled chicken and steaks to vegetable kabobs and more. Get to celebrating the sunshine this Memorial Day weekend with these barbecue essentials.

1. Traeger Pro 780 Grill from City Mill

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill grill. The Traeger Pro 780 grill features WiFIRE technology that lets you change and monitor the temperature, while having access to hundreds of wood-fired recipes — all from your phone. Place your order online at for easy in-store pickup.

2. Barbecue tools

Once you have your grill, make sure you have the tools to get to barbecuing. Do you have tongs? Skewers? Charcoal? Create a list and triple check it beforehand.

3. Food — and booze — of course

Possibly the main attraction of any barbecue is the food. Bring on the meats, the vegetable kabobs and of course, drinks to quench everyone’s thirst.

4. Packages secured

No one wants lukewarm beverages and food that’s been sitting out in the sun. Make sure you have everything together — either in a large tote bag or cooling in a portable cooler, ready to be served.

5. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Sun protection is no joke. Make sure to put on sunscreen — broad spectrum that can handle both UVA and UVB rays — at least 30 minutes before heading outside.

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